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Malia Lazu

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Expert; CEO and Founder of The Lazu Group

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Malia Lazu Biography

Malia Lazu is a Lecturer in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

She has sparked deep economic development and investment in urban entrepreneurship for over twenty years. In her current role as EVP, chief experience and culture officer, and regional president at Berkshire Bank, Malia works to generate wealth for communities by expanding access to capital and spurring economic growth —especially in communities of color that have traditionally been left behind.

In her first nine months at Berkshire, Malia evolved the $13 billion bank’s strategic focus beyond traditional community banking services to prioritize tangible community impact. She has helped to diversify the board of directors; developed a suite of financial products and programs that support entrepreneurs of color; and launched ReevX Labs, a collaborative workspace and innovation hub for the urban start-up community.

A serial entrepreneur in her own right, Malia has launched and led a number of socially responsible business accelerators across Boston. She worked with the city to create Accelerate Boston which helped launch over twenty minority businesses in its first five years, and continues to help minority entrepreneurs raise capital. She was also the founder and president of the Future Boston Alliance, now known as Epicenter, which built an ecosystem of creators, consumers and investors to develop businesses in the creative industries. As a fellow at MIT’s Community Innovator’s Lab , she launched The Urban Labs, a multicultural agency helping brands see returns on diversity.

Malia began her career as a political organizer and bridge-builder founding Mass VOTE, a state-wide voter engagement campaign. She has led culture-shifting campaigns for the actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, as well as businessmen and philanthropists like Peter Lewis and George Soros.

Malia currently sits on the boards of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Business Roundtable, Revolutionary Spaces, and the Nation Magazine Editorial Board. She was named one of Essence Magazine’s 50 founders to watch in 2017 and Boston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business in 2019.

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Speaking Topics
  • Anti-Racism

  • Social Justice

  • Corporate Culture

  • Leadership Development

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  • HOW TO BOOK Malia Lazu?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Malia Lazu for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Malia Lazu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Malia Lazu or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Malia Lazu?

    Booking fees for Malia Lazu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Malia Lazu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Malia Lazu?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Malia Lazu for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Malia Lazu for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Malia Lazu or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Malia Lazu or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Expert; CEO and Founder of The Lazu Group

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Malia Lazu Biography

Malia Lazu is a Lecturer in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

She has sparked deep economic development and investment in urban entrepreneurship for over twenty years. In her current role as EVP, chief experience and culture officer, and regional president at Berkshire Bank, Malia works to generate wealth for communities by expanding access to capital and spurring economic growth —especially in communities of color that have traditionally been left behind.

In her first nine months at Berkshire, Malia evolved the $13 billion bank’s strategic focus beyond traditional community banking services to prioritize tangible community impact. She has helped to diversify the board of directors; developed a suite of financial products and programs that support entrepreneurs of color; and launched ReevX Labs, a collaborative workspace and innovation hub for the urban start-up community.

A serial entrepreneur in her own right, Malia has launched and led a number of socially responsible business accelerators across Boston. She worked with the city to create Accelerate Boston which helped launch over twenty minority businesses in its first five years, and continues to help minority entrepreneurs raise capital. She was also the founder and president of the Future Boston Alliance, now known as Epicenter, which built an ecosystem of creators, consumers and investors to develop businesses in the creative industries. As a fellow at MIT’s Community Innovator’s Lab , she launched The Urban Labs, a multicultural agency helping brands see returns on diversity.

Malia began her career as a political organizer and bridge-builder founding Mass VOTE, a state-wide voter engagement campaign. She has led culture-shifting campaigns for the actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, as well as businessmen and philanthropists like Peter Lewis and George Soros.

Malia currently sits on the boards of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Business Roundtable, Revolutionary Spaces, and the Nation Magazine Editorial Board. She was named one of Essence Magazine’s 50 founders to watch in 2017 and Boston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business in 2019.

Malia Lazu Videos

  • IDEA CON'21: Meet keynote Malia Lazu | The Urban Labs - YouTube
  • Next Level: Elevating an Inclusive Community of Entrepreneurs ...
  • Malia Lazu: Inclusion

Speaker Lists Featuring Malia Lazu

Malia Lazu Speaking Topics

  • Anti-Racism

  • Social Justice

  • Corporate Culture

  • Leadership Development

FAQs on booking Malia Lazu

  • How to book Malia Lazu?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Malia Lazu for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Malia Lazu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Malia Lazu or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Malia Lazu?

    Booking fees for Malia Lazu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Malia Lazu, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Malia Lazu?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Malia Lazu for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Malia Lazu for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Malia Lazu or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Malia Lazu or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Malia Lazu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Anti-Racism, Social Justice, Corporate Culture and Leadership Development. The estimated speaking fee range to book Malia Lazu for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Malia Lazu generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Katrina Jones, Carin Taylor, Randi Bryant, Ellen McGirt and Tariq Meyers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Malia Lazu for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Malia Lazu Speaker Videos

  • IDEA CON'21: Meet keynote Malia Lazu | The Urban Labs - YouTube
    Next Level: Elevating an Inclusive Community of Entrepreneurs ...
  • Malia Lazu: Inclusion

Malia Lazu Speaking Topics

  • Anti-Racism

  • Social Justice

  • Corporate Culture

  • Leadership Development

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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